Sad news of a great loss to the organ world . . .
  • For those who knew him or knew of him, or heard him play Charles Tournemire's wonderful and mystical organ work "The Seven Last Words of Christ," the news of the passing of the venerable Robert Glasgow, formerly of the organ department at the University of Michigan and champion of the French Symphonist School (especially Franck and Widor), will come as sad news indeed.

    He was one of the last of a rare breed of organist. He was a gentleman and artist, passionate about his work and dedicated to the advancement of the organ as a unique, expressive instrument.

    He will be missed.

    Grant him rest, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.
  • eft94530eft94530
    Posts: 1,576
    "... or heard him play ..."

    Point your browser at this 90-minute Pipedreams program which includes interview and performance:
    http://pipedreams.publicradio.org/listings/1982/8202/

    There are several other Pipedreams programs which include his performances.
    Use its search box and enter "Glasgow" to get the list.
  • CharlesW
    Posts: 11,222
    May his memory be eternal.